2013

Fans given ‘unprecedented’ live access to yacht race - August 16, 2013 - London, UK - Organisers of the world famous Rolex Fastnet Race have praised FleetBroadband for providing “unprecedented” live access to the event for fans and the media.

Inmarsat helps Volvo Ocean Race set new standard - August 15, 2013 - London, UK - Inmarsat has been selected as official Satellite Communications Partner of the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15, providing global communications for the fourth consecutive edition.

Japanese World Solar Challenge team stays connected - August 14, 2013 - London, UK - Inmarsat partner JSAT Mobile Communications is sponsoring a team in the World Solar Challenge 2013.

Alphasat is propelled into temporary geostationary orbit - August 8, 2013 - London, UK - Alphasat I-4 F4 has successfully completed the next stage of its projected flight path having reached its temporary post in geosynchronous orbit.

New strategic transaction targets the energy sector - August 7, 2013 - London, UK - Inmarsat and RigNet – a leading global provider of managed remote communications solutions to the oil and gas industry – have signed a wide-ranging strategic transaction.

Fans to follow 2013 Rolex Fastnet Race via Inmarsat - August 7, 2013 - London, UK - The Royal Ocean Racing Club (RORC) has selected Inmarsat as its satellite communications partner for the world famous Rolex Fastnet Race.

Inmarsat and Pearson to deliver eLearning solutions - August 7, 2013 - London, UK - Inmarsat is teaming up with Pearson - one of the world’s largest learning companies - to improve access to education and learning in rural and isolated communities around the world.

Alphasat reaches geosynchronous orbit and deploys solar arrays - August 2, 2013 - London, UK - Inmarsat’s Alphasat I-4A F4 satellite has achieved a major milestone with the successful deployment of its wing-like solar arrays.

Inmarsat supports London International Shipping Week - July 31, 2013 - London, UK - Inmarsat is to be the leading sponsor of the inaugural London International Shipping Week (LISW).

Successful launch for Inmarsat's Alphasat satellite - July 25, 2013 - London, UK - Inmarsat’s Alphasat satellite, I-4A F4, has been successfully launched from the European Spaceport in French Guiana.

Ariane 5 cleared for Alphasat launch - July 24, 2013 - London, Uk - The Ariane 5 flight carrying the Alphasat I-4A F4 satellite has been cleared for lift-off following a successful launch readiness review.

Alphasat takes its place in flight payload stack - July 16, 2013 - London, UK - Inmarsat’s Alphasat satellite has taken its place in the payload stack ready for launch on an Ariane 5 space rocket.

First Chinese airline flight equipped with Wi-Fi internet - July 12, 2013 - London, UK - An Air China Airbus A330 flying from Beijing to Chengdu has become the first Chinese airline flight equipped with passenger Wi-Fi internet access.

Alphasat undergoes preparations for lift-off - July 11, 2013 - London, UK - Inmarsat’s Alphasat satellite is being prepared for launch at the European spaceport in French Guiana, South America.

New Inmarsat L-TAC service demonstrated at 70mph - July 9, 2013 - London, UK - A successful demonstration has shown Inmarsat’s new L-TAC service operating in vehicles travelling at speeds of up to 70mph (112km/h).

TSF rolls out crisis training across three continents - July 5, 2013 - London, UK - Aid agency Télécoms Sans Frontières (TSF) has completed a major training programme for emergency workers engaged in humanitarian relief across three continents.

IsatPhone Pro emergency calling available in Australia - July 1, 2013 - London, UK - Australian customers can now access emergency services direct from Inmarsat’s handheld satellite phone, IsatPhone Pro.

Solar Impulse prepares for final leg across US - June 27, 2013 - London, UK - Solar Impulse, the sun-powered aircraft, is preparing to fly the final leg of its trans-USA journey, supported by satellite communications from Inmarsat.

Fundraisers pack IsatPhone Pro for pan-continental rally - June 27, 2013 - London, UK - A team of charity fundraisers are packing Inmarsat’s handheld satellite phone, IsatPhone Pro, as part of their essential kit for a 10,000-mile (16,000km) drive from the UK to Mongolia.

First Global Xpress satellite passes testing milestone - June 27, 2013 - London, UK - The first Inmarsat-5 (I-5) satellite has passed a significant testing milestone in the run-up to the launch of Global Xpress.

Engineering students rely on Inmarsat during solar race - June 21, 2013 - London, UK - A team of engineering students taking part in the World Solar Challenge will rely on Inmarsat to give them a high-tech edge.

Crew rescued after container ship splits in two - June 21, 2013 - London, Uk - The crew of a container ship that broke in two in heavy seas were rescued with the help of Inmarsat safety services.

FleetBroadband to power comms for Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - June 14, 2013 - London, UK - Cobham SATCOM will supply Inmarsat FleetBroadband equipment to power communications in the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15.

Inmarsat welcomes IMO review of GMDSS provision - June 14, 2013 - London, UK - Inmarsat, provider of the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS), today welcomed an International Maritime Organization (IMO) review of service provision.

Solo challenge sailor to tweet via Inmarsat - June 11, 2013 - London, UK - A sailor is using Inmarsat’s IsatPhone Pro satellite phone to keep in touch with supporters during a solo round Britain and Ireland challenge.

Chemfleet chooses FleetBroadband to power vessel ops - June 5, 2013 - London, UK - Chemical tanker company Chemfleet has selected FleetBroadband to provide critical data and voice communications across 21 of its vessels.

Adventurer forced to postpone record-breaking Rockall attempt - June 4, 2013 - London, UK - Ex-marine Nick Hancock has been forced to postpone his bid to occupy the remote Atlantic islet of Rockall, where he planned to live alone for 60 days relying on Inmarsat for communications with the outside world.

Everest Million climber tells of relief at reaching summit - May 28, 2013 - London, UK - Everest Million climber Daniel Hughes has described the relief he felt on reaching the summit of the world's tallest peak

Swire Pacific Offshore upgrades to FB Unlimited - May 28, 2013 - London, UK - Offshore oil and gas industry service provider Swire Pacific Offshore (SPO) is upgrading to Inmarsat's FleetBroadband Unlimited plan.

EBACE 2013 shows importance of connectivity to business aviation - May 23, 2013 - London, UK - Announcements by Inmarsat partners at Geneva aviation show emphasise continued growth of airborne connectivity.

Satcom Direct announced as GX Aviation distributor - May 22, 2013 - London, UK - Aircraft satellite communications provider Satcom Direct will be a distributor of Inmarsat's GX Aviation services to the business aviation market.

Climber makes first live Everest summit video call - May 20, 2013 - London, UK - Charity climber Daniel Hughes has made history with the first live video call from the top of the world’s highest mountain.

Scot becomes first deaf man to sail solo around the world - May 20, 2013 - London, UK - The first deaf person to sail single-handedly round the world relied on Inmarsat to stay connected throughout his eight-month challenge.

TSF rushes to aid flood relief efforts in Myanmar - May 20, 2013 - London, UK - Communications experts from aid agency Télécoms Sans Frontières (TSF) are assisting relief efforts in Myanmar (Burma) after devastation caused by a tropical storm.

Comic Relief climber prepare for ascent of Everest - May 13, 2013 - London, UK - Charity fundraiser Daniel Hughes uses Inmarsat BGAN to make first video call from peak.